• What We Learned From Andy Potts

    Submitted by Nicole Odell on January 11th, 2016

    On Friday, January 8, 2016, close to 40 people spent a good portion of their evening at Criterium Bicycles in Colorado Springs to see Andy Potts. Andy is a local favorite with an impressive race result resume. Most recently he came in 4th at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona.

    When I walked into the shop, there was a guy on one of the computrainers completely focused on the task at hand. Nic Ponsor, the owner of Criterium, had set up a time trial challenge that was about 3 miles in length.

    The fastest male and female throughout the weekend would take home some prizes. That person on the computrainer was Andy, and when he finished, he had to date the fastest time (though he wasn’t in the running for the prizes.) Read more

    • Weekend Preview: Don’t Miss Out

      Submitted by Jen Findley on January 8th, 2016

      Great opportunities all over the Front Range.

      Andy Potts in Co. Springs
      Swim Clinic in Longmont
      Indoor Tri Series begins in Ft. Collins

      Check it all out and don’t miss a thing! Read more

      • Aquathlon on Steroids: ÖTILLÖ-inspired SwimRun comes to U.S.

        Submitted by Dana Willett on January 8th, 2016

        From Slowtwitch:

        Portland, Maine will host the first ÖTILLÖ SwimRun-inspired event in North America, so you best organize a teammate, swim paddles and pull buoys.
        ”SwimRun has had an explosive growth in Scandinavia and Europe over the past few years. From the humble beginnings in the Swedish archipelago 10 years ago, there are now thousands of participants and over 50 races in Sweden annually.” said Jonas Colting, 3-time winner of ÖTILLÖ and the only person to complete in all ten editions of the SwimRun World Championships.
        Consisting of multiple alternating swim and overland running legs (island roads, trails, and shoreline scrambles) between 8 islands in Portland’s spectacular Casco Bay, this adventure will test competitors with run legs across nearly 10 miles of varied island terrain and a combined 4 miles of open water swimming… Read more

        • Tri Coach Tuesday: D3 Coaches Suggest Resolution Solutions

          Submitted by Jen Findley on January 5th, 2016

          Do you make resolutions going into the new year? So many of us do.

          The coaches at D3 Multisport, have some great suggestions on how to make training and racing resolutions healthy, realistic and attainable.

          Start the new year strong and keep it that way all year.

           Read more

          • Tri Hearter: 303 plays matchmaker for Athletes in Tandem, Rinny

            Submitted by Dana Willett on January 5th, 2016

            By Bill Plock

            When I opened my Facebook feed this morning the first thing I saw was P.J. Snyder’s year in review. He thanked founder and Executive Director Dennis Vandeerheiden of Athletes in Tandem (AIT) for making half of his great moments in 2015. P.J. has Angelman’s syndrome and Dennis has pulled P.J. across the finish line in many triathlons.

            It’s this spirit of giving that attracted Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae to want to help AIT. She was looking for a local charity to support along with her sponsor, New Balance. 303Triathlon.com recommended a couple organizations for her to contemplate and she chose Athletes in Tandem. . . Read more